Welcome to Thorpe Mandeville Parish Council's website which provides information about...

- what we do and your local services
- events
and news, when we have some (including HS2 construction matters)

Please use the search facility or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest website updates (28 February): Minutes of the parish council meeting held on 22 February.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC:
* Councillors are aware of many acts of support being provided or offered by parishioners to those more vulnerable in the village. Please remain attentive to others' needs at this difficult time. However, if you are in need of support or if you are aware of someone without vital support, please let us know.
* Social media can play an important role during these difficult times, particularly with offers of assistance. Many of our parishioners message on www.nextdoor.co.uk
* The Thursday ABILITY community bus service has restarted - face masks being compulsory.
* The parish church remains closed (see the News item dated 15 June) apart from the duration of services which resumed in September.
* A leaflet advising support assistance from the county and district councils can be accessed from the News item dated 3 May 2020 on this website.
* The Chenderit Benefice operates a foodbank scheme. If you would like to donate food, please leave it at the Rectory, 17 Astrop Road, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2PG and contact Father Nick if you would like further information (07925 419068).

LATEST HS2 CONSTRUCTION NEWS (last updated 23 February 2021)
- HS2's planting of 5500 trees over a hectare of land immediately north of the village, east of Banbury Lane has been deferred from March 2021 until January 2022. The primary purpose is to screen the railway, not a sound barrier.
- A planning application has been submitted by HS2 to create temporary roads diverting traffic away from the B4525 and the Sulgrave Road, accessing Magpie works compound. The project is known as 'Greatworth T'.
- The peak HS2 traffic period for the B4525 is 18 months from early 2022 when the peak daily average HS2 traffic is projected at 500 HGVs and 1000 other vehicles per day in addition to normal traffic.

THE LATEST GENERAL NEWS ITEMS ARE SHOWN BELOW. EARLIER NEWS ITEMS CAN BE FOUND AT THE 'NEWS' BUTTON IN THE LEFT HAND MARGIN ABOVE.

Latest News

Road Sweepng

The parish council is pleased to report that after raising concerns with the SNC about the state of the roads in the village, we have today been advised that a road sweeper will be cleaning in the village on Wednesday 24th February from around 8.30am onwards.
It would be helpful if Banbury Lane and Townsend Lane can be free of parked cars so we can have a thorough sweep of the village. Darren & Rob are kindly allowing cars to be parked at the Conies for the morning. If your car would otherwise be on the road it would be much appreciated if you kindly move it to the Conies in readiness.
The parish council is also pursuing road drainage concerns with the county council.

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 23:19 by Maurice Cole

Chenderit Foodbank

The Chenderit Benefice Foodbank continues to meet a real need. If you would like to donate food, please leave it at the Rectory, 17 Astrop Road, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2PG and contact Father Nick Leggett if you would like further information (07925 419068).

Posted: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 13:26 by Maurice Cole

Local Elections

Local Elections

The government intends to go ahead with the local elections on 6 May. West Northamptonshire Council is encouraging residents to consider registering for postal votes. Click here to see information relevant to our parish. A range of Covid-safe measures are being planned for polling stations, alongside the other usual options such as voting by post or by proxy. People are urged to apply for postal votes as early as possible ahead of the deadline of 5pm on 20 April 2021.

Posted: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 10:55 by Maurice Cole

Thorpe Events

MARCH 7: Holy Communion service 11.00am. All are welcome at the service; there is no need to have been confirmed. The Reverend Nick Leggett will officiate. Please remember to bring your face mask. Masks are currently mandatory for all church services.

MARCH 29: Parish Council meeting by Zoom online conferencing facility at 7.00pm. All parishioners are welcome to join the link; joining details will be shown on the formal agenda for the meeting provided on this website and on the village noticeboards.

APRIL 4: Easter Sunday Holy Communion service 11.15am (slightly later than usual). All are welcome at the service; there is no need to have been confirmed. The Reverend Nick Leggett will officiate. Please remember to bring your face mask. Masks are currently mandatory for all church services.

APRIL 8: 4.00pm deadline to deliver councillor nomination forms at Towcester in respect of the 6 May elections.

MAY 6: Elections for councillors in respect of the new unitary body West Northamptonshire Council and Thorpe Mandeville Parish Council, 7.00am - 10.00pm. Please take your own pencil and wear a face mask. If you are interested in standing as a councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk for more information.

Contacting us

Please use this link to contact us by email. The Council operates a policy of transparency and all correspondence with the Parish Clerk or Parish Councillors may be disclosed at a public meeting of the parish council. Additionally, information contained in all correspondence may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or other legislation and therefore confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

Website accessibility

The parish council seeks to ensure the whole of the information on this website, including appended documents, is accessible to all. However, if you have difficulty accessing any information, please contact the Parish Clerk at the address shown at the foot of this page. Also, please see the accessibility statement accessed at the foot of this page.

Disclaimer and copyright

Disclaimer: Whilst prepared in good faith, no liability will be accepted for inaccurate information on this website. Please check information at the outset with relevant organisations or persons.
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